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Bellevue Arts Festival Weekend 2014

Bellevue Arts Festival

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Art absolutely consumes downtown Bellevue July 25 through 27 with the 2014 Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair, the Bellevue Festival of the Arts, and Bellevue’s 6th Street Fair. Collectively these three fairs form Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2014. The three fine art and craft fairs are located on the east side, the west side, and the north side of Bellevue Square in downtown Bellevue. These are iconic events with a national reputation that draw over 300,000 visitors to this three day event. Each has its own food vendors, entertainment, and each has a slightly different focus on art. ARTSfair is definitely more fine art, and Bellevue’s 6th Street Fair and the Bellevue Arts and Craft Fair are focused more on crafts.

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

ARTSfair is the largest and most distinguished arts event in the Northwest celebrating the connection between the community, art, craft, and design. This fair is devoted to drawing some of the nation’s most talented artists to our region. The fair features thousands of original artworks in varied mediums including: painting, sculpture, fashion, jewelry, fiber, furniture, glass, metal work, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearables, and wood. You will have the opportunity to see the work of over 300 exhibiting artists, both emerging and well-known. The entertainment includes live music, artist demonstrations, community art projects, KIDSfair, and complimentary admission to the Bellevue Art Museum.

Quick Facts

Location

Downtown Bellevue, Bellevue Square

Dates

July 25 – 27

Hours

Friday & Saturday, 9:30am – 9:30pm; Sunday, 9:30am – 6pm

What to See

Artists – Exhibitors

Entertainment

Fair Map

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Bellevue Festival of the Arts is in its 30th year it features 200 of the most talented and popular artisans, musicians and craftspeople from the Northwest and beyond and showcases a rich variety of arts and crafts, plus live music and food. It is a juried arts and crafts fair located just north of Bellevue Square Estimated attendance is 75,000 for just this portion of Bellevue Arts Festival Weekend.

Quick Facts

Location

Downtown Bellevue, Bellevue Square (10300 NE 8th St, Bellevue 98004)

Dates

July 25 – 27

Hours

Friday & Saturday, 10am – 8pm; Sunday, 10am – 6pm

What to See

Artists

Bellevue 6th Street Fair

Bellevue 6th Street Fair is a signature event and an integral part of the Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2014. You’ll experience the original work of more than 130 (this is in addition to the 300 that exhibit at the ARTSfair and the 200 exhibiting at the Bellevue Festival of the Arts) artists in an open-air showcase of sculpture, jewelry, home décor, wood and glass work, fabrics and more. This is a family friendly event. This fair also has food vendors and a schedule of entertainment.

Quick Facts

Location

Downtown Bellevue, Bellevue Square (550 106th Ave NE, Bellevue 98004)

Dates

July 25 – 27

Hours

Friday & Saturday, 10am – 8pm; Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Food & Music…Where to Find things

Entertainment

Artists Map

General Information

Directions to Bellevue Square

I-405

Take the NE 4th Street (Exit 13A) west exit. From NE 4th Street, continue straight (west) cross Bellevue Way & turn right around Bellevue Square for easiest parking into the garages.

I-90 E

Take the Bellevue Way exit heading north. Take a left (west) on NE 4th Street and turn right around Bellevue Square for easiest parking into the garages.

520 E

Take the Bellevue Way exit heading south. Take a right (west) on NE 4th Street and turn right around Bellevue Square for easiest parking into the garages.
Parking

Parking

Parking is plentiful and free in the Bellevue Square Parking garage

Park or Ride a Bus

Let Metro or Sound Transit do part of the driving for you. Simply park your car at a nearby park & ride, and then take the bus to a stop near the fair. Or better yet, visit plan your entire trip using Sound Transit’s new regional trip planner.

Sound Transit Trip Planner

King County Park n Ride Locations

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve visited Bellevue a couple of times. It looks like a fun festival 🙂
    Thank you, Charlie!

  2. We have a wonderful art festival here too..
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    • I really loved your posts on raising Monarch butterflies; the photos were really exceptionally. I am really pushing everyone to go take a look…Yes, I do love a good art and crafts festival. Bellevue is a little larger than most, but all are pretty darned enjoyable.

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